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I was afraid to get out of the car
So I just sat, I just sat there
How was I gonna tell her I'd just lost my job
I gotta go in there, I'm goin' in there

So we gathered round the table and I told them the news
But the looks of desperation nearly broke me in two

Son I know you want, them running shoes
There gonna have to wait, There gonna have to wait
And darlin' I know, you wanted that dress in the window
We're gonna get it, It just won't be now

Then my little just looked up at me with those little round eyes
And the words that she told me, almost made me cry

(Chorus)
She said, we don't need it, we can do without it
We're gonna make it, no doubt about it
We're gonna stick together, make it better
We don't need it, all we need is you

My son said, daddy, I got sixteen dollars
I want you to take it, I want you to take it
The next door neighbor asked me to rake the leaves
I'm gonna do it, I'm sure gonna do it

'Cause I wanna help you out anyway I can
And it's about time I learn to be a man

And my wife say's darlin, we got all this stuff
Just sittin' there, just sittin' there
Like Grandma's china and silverware
It's just sittin' there gatherin' dust

And ever since she's past away, we haven't use it yet
So let's put it out in the front yard and see what we can get

(Chorus)
She said, we don't need it, we can do without it
We're gonna make it, no doubt about it
We're gonna stick together, make it better
We don't need it, all we need is you

[Bridge]
Days and weeks and months went by
Big boss called in the nick-of-time
And I got my check and I brought it home
Yea it's been tough, but we've been blessed
Your gonna get them shoes and that brand new dress

(Chorus)
But you know, we don't need it, we can do without it
We're gonna make it, no doubt about it
We're gonna stick together, make it better
We don't need it, all we need is you (2X's) All we need is you



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